Self-acceptance is accepting my present position in life; the seat of the elder. I have entered into my 70’s, the age of wisdom. I have come to a place of peace with myself and with life, and I have discovered that it is okay to be 70. Aging does not have to be the breaking down of cells and the loss of mental function; it can be the beginning of wisdom. Growing older is a special time of life where old women see visions and old men dream dreams. It is time for us to serve as elders. It is a time to pool our resources of knowledge, wisdom and insight, and bring a message of life to the next generation.